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Old 10-28-2009, 01:48 PM
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Hi Sarah, and re
Also, as karl (my partner) is also going to be my sponsor, it says to provide evidence of employment, in the form of Australian income and/or overseas tax assessment notices. What does this mean? We've got the summary from the accountants from karl's tax returns, will this be alright?
Also, there was a short time, of 2 weeks
Tax assessment notices in Australia are a notice that is sent out each year by the tax office based on your income tax return and even if Karl has used an accountant, the accountant should be able to provide a copy if for instance last years return has been completed.
A summary by the accountant for this year to date will certainly not detract from the application, especially if he is earning well at the moment and that should override bing on CL for 2 weeks.

Sounds like you're just about there so good luck.

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The summary from the accountants is fine--otherwise you can always get your boys employer to write a letter stating how long he has been employed there and how much he makes annually.

That's what we did rather than the tax form or pay slips....was just easier.

Also, its fine if he was on centerlink at one point--hell, most of the aussie people i know have been on centerlink at one point or another in their lives. As long as there are enough funds to support you now, its all good =)

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that's great, thanks for your advice elkitten! Do you think it's alright to get a statement from his current employer even if he's only been there for 3 months?

Have just been writing a statement about our relationship too, a friend of mine who is from Holland said she and her partner both did this (she's been here 6 years now!). Have any of you done that too? Mine seems to be quite long, but will go back through it and try to condense it to only the meaningful bits. As we've been travelling, there have been a lot of times when we've really had to support each other to get through the tough times, so am trying to highlight how karl has supported me.
I can't wait to hand in my application, and it will be such a huge relief! Just waiting on a few stat decs from friends and we're almost ready!
Thanks again everyone for your help!

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oh, ok, well i think, not %100 sure, but i think you have to show your sponsors employment for the past year? what does it say on the form??? I can't remember! =) So maybe it would be best if you used the tax return/form thing, unless you could get his previous employer to write a letter as well?

As for relationship statements, remember, you both have to write one =) It's o.k to have it pretty detailed. Mine was very long..... 6 pages i think? That was because I had a whole lot to say and explain as my BF and I have known each other for years and we were actually living together before we started dating, while we were dating, and up to the point we became defacto.... Obviously, you dont want to write a whole saga, but, if you feel that a longer declaration from you gives a firmer picture of the nature of your relationship, then do it. Just get your BF to write his a bit shorter (boys aren't as romantic writers as we are anyways, heehee right?)

Before you send your application, just go through your checklist to make sure you have everything in there if you want it to go faster. If there are things you need paperwork from immi for (eg: if you were to need a singaporean police check, you need a letter from immi to send with your police check application and this may be true of other countries as well) just get the stuff ready and as soon as immi send you a letter/email that you have a CO let them know what you need.

Good luck with finishing your application! Hope you get your stat decs soon! let us know if you need more help!

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OK, so i've got one more question!! I've just been looking through my form 47sp, and realised I hadn't answered question 83 - Have you ever been given written permission by the department to work in Australia? So just want to check, as I'm currently in Aus on a working holiday visa, would this count as written permission to work?

Thanks agian for all of your help!

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^ I wasn't sure about that either... I said yes (since i had a WHV and had purchased work rights on my student visa) then you know how there is a page where you can put "additional info"..boxes where you can write in near the end? I wrote "I was given permission to work through a working holiday visa blah blah blah"

Does that question ask you for a permit number or any other info? cant remember? if i does, i left it blank.... or i wrote the date i had it....not sure...

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Old 11-16-2009, 01:57 AM
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Hi everyone, so Friday we are going into immigration here in Perth to hand in our application. I guess it will be a bit of an interview as well? Do any of you know what kind of things they ask or generally what goes on? I'm a bit nervous, but so happy to be handing in the application at last! Have got everything now apart from one police check, so hope that won't take too long, or hold back the process too much. Any advice would be great, thanks again!

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There is a link at the top of the main page where people wrote what they got asked....its one of em "sticky" posts near the top.

One thing they asked me, which sorta threw me for a loop because its a weird one to answer is: Why do you believe your relationship to be "spouse like"?

its like asking, why is this not just a BF GF relationship, know what i mean? I just said because of the responsibilities we share, the way we treat each other, the way we have combined our lives.... but i have to admit i umm-ed and ahh-ed a good few times. Its one of those things that the answer is in your head but it is hard to articulate.

Just remember, they know that it is an intimidating process so try to relax as much as you can and dont get caught up in "omigod am i fidgeting too much?!?!?!" thoughts.

You have nothing to be scared of, just tell the truth and try and remember the dates you said in forms etc.

You'll be fine, I promise =)

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:47 AM
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Hi Everyone, well, I just thought i'd let you know how we got on at the interview the other day! It all went really well, our CO is really nice, and he didn't grill us too much, he was happy with what we provided, and said that if we could just get one more piece of evidence with our names on, and once my Egyptian Police Clearance comes through, he will be happy to grant us the visa! I was so relived, it's a huge weight off my shoulders, and now I just have to wait! Fingers crossed it comes soon! Thanks so much to everyone for your help and advice, and I'll let you know when we actually get it through!!

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Congrats Sazzle!!!!

Very happy for you =)

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